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Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other Friday.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) HOWLoween is back and we want you to join the fun! Discovering nature's creepy creatures is just part of the nighttime fun. Take a hike on the Wild Side Walk to get up close with some of Missouri's nocturnal wildlife. Kids will have a howling good time exploring nature stations like Track or Treat, the Bone Yard, the Bat Cave and much more. It will be a howling fun, free and unforgettable event for the entire family.

Register by October 19

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
We’ve all seen them, in the pond, at the lake, along a river. But what do we really know about herons - the ultimate spear fishers? Fly in to find out more about these amazing aquatic hunters.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+)
Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits.

Register by October 23

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (adults)
The autumn leaves and the boundless stars will be our only canopy during this unforgettable dining experience as we savor the bounty of a wild autumn harvest, sip warm and wild native teas, and then sit back with a wild edible dessert to listen to tales around the campfire by internationally acclaimed storyteller, Molly Postlewait.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:00am to Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area and Nature Center will be closed to the public for your safety during the scheduled Youth Managed Deer Hunt.
For additional informatiaon email burroak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by October 26

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by October 29

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by November 2

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by November 1

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Missouri River Bird Observatory staff and Burr Oak Woods partner in an on-going project to identify and track the birds that come to our feeders each winter. From the resident chickadees and cardinals to the migrating juncos and sparrows, we capture, apply colored bands and release these fascinating creatures. Once banded and recorded, you will be able to track individual birds through this and future seasons. This program is weather permitting.

Register by November 2

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required for the program (all ages) Do you want to plant native plants at the lowest cost possible? With a little time, planning, and patience you can grow your own garden with pocket change. We will share some species specific techniques for successful seed germination and tips on taking care of your seedlings until they’re ready to plant.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR CRAFT ONLY BEGINNING OCTOBER 1 (one craft per household -only one registration necessary to secure spaces for your family) Each family will take home a tray of freshly-sown native plant seed pots.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

Register by November 6

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by November 7

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (families with children ages 6+) Can you survive in the wilderness? Join us as we explore the skills it takes to make it when you are lost in the forest. We will learn the basics of food, water, fire and shelter, and even try some of these skills. Dress to be outside for the entire program. Registration required for each family member attending.

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other week.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages) Winter brings many feathered visitors to our feeders. Some are easy to identify but what about all those little brown birds? Join us as we learn more about winter sparrows and how to tell them apart. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from us.

Register by November 12

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (adults) Missouri forests provide crucial habitat to many species of wildlife, but they are important to people too! Trees provide us with oxygen, shade, shelter and even food. Did you also know that many have amazing medicinal qualities too?

Register by November 13

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 3-5 with an adult) We bundle up in the fall and winter, but did you know animals also put on winter coats? Come in and discover some of Missouri’s critters who can add a layer of protection from the elements. Some run, some jump and some even fly! Registration required for youngster only.

Register by November 13

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by November 15

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by November 16

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

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